Closing Logo Group

Background: WCET is a PBS affiliate located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1st Logo (1970s?-1991)[]

WCET (1989)

Logo: On a superimposed screen, we see a weird-looking "48", with "WCeT" in a rounded Bauhaus font below.

FX/SFX: The superimposed animation.

Music/Sounds: A tune theme with an announcer saying the title and station.

Availability: Extinct. Only used as a local ID.

2nd Logo (1976-1990)[]

WCET (1976-90)

Nicknames: "Cincinnati Life", "Disney in Cincinnati", "Life Around Cincinnati"

Logo: Against a black background, the word "cincinnati", in red letters, comes in from the right letter-by-letter, with light trails behind it. Then, from the dot of the first I, four video screens zoom in, which have video clips playing that show various events throughout Cincinnati. Then, the screens slide away to each corner of the screen with little red, blue, and yellow lights flashing in their wake to show the following words in a golden font, on a black background.

cincinnati, ohio

"wcet-tv" glows brightly.

Some of the video clips include:

  • A Cincinnati Reds game
  • A roller-coaster
  • A shot of a lake near the Cincinnati skyline
  • A man and his son in a park
  • A couple talking in front of a fountain
  • The Cincinnati Ballet Troupe

FX/SFX: The video and light effects; very impressive animation for 1976, but it became dated after awhile.

Music/Sounds: An uplifting orchestra tune led by violins, which sounds like something off an old Disney Channel ID (hence the 2nd nickname).

Availability: Extremely rare/possibly extinct. Probably seen on Lillias! Yoga and You episodes from this era.

Editor's Note: Some may be bothered by the light effects, but this logo has some awesome animation and music.

3rd Logo (1991-1997)[]

Nickname: "The Paddle Steamer"

Logo: We see "WCET", outlined in purplish-pink and in a font somewhat similar to KCET's, over "Cincinnati", zooming in over an image of a paddle steamer at night.

FX/SFX: The zoom-in. Not even close to as impressive as the previous logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: See the previous logo.

Editor's Note: It's just a boring logo, especially compared to its predecessor.

4th Logo (2008-)[]

CET (2008)

Nickname: "CET Connect"

Logo: On a blue background, we see the letters "C", "E", and "T", in lowercase glow and fade one by one. Then, a yellow shape which looks like a sun pops out with the CET text, while the word "connect" slowly wipes right.

Variant: A long version exists, where the CET logo glows.


Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Rare.